I The "Supernal Vocation
Childhood and Youth; — Capuchin Lay-Brother; Conventual Tertiary; — Novice; — Ordination.
II "As Gold in a Furnace" n
Life at Grottella ; — Aridity ; — Mortification ; Fame of Sanctity; — Called to Naples by the Inquisition.
III " Fellow-Citizen of the Seraphic Francis " . 19
Journey to Rome; — to Assisi; — Sufferings; — Second Journey to Rome; — Citizen of Assisi.
IV "Caught Up into Paradise" 25
Love of God; — Ecstasies and Flights at Copertino, Nardo, Monopoli, Naples, Assisi.
V "Good Odor of Christ" 39
Prayer and Union with God; — Efficacy of Prayer ; — Love of Neighbor ; — Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
VI Evangelical Perfection 57
Chastity ; — Poverty ; — Obedience.
VII "In His Life He Did Great Wonders" . . 70
Wisdom; — Searching of Hearts; — Prophecies; — Heavenly Apparitions; — Combats with the Devil ; — Miracles.
VIII " Glorified in the Sight of Kings" ... 86
Veneration of People and Nobility.
IX "My Life Is Hid with Christ in God" . . 92
Humility; — with the Capuchins at Pietrarubbia, at Fossombrone.
X A Saint's "Paradise" 103
Return to Conventuals at Osimo; — Life at Osimo.
XI "Obtaining the Prize" 112
Predictions of Death; — Last Illness and Death; — Burial.
XII The " Memory of an Admirable Saint " . .121
Beatification ; — Canonization ; — Basilica and Sanctuary.
Index of Names . 133
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
Ecstatic Flight of St. Joseph of Copertino in presence of the Princess of Savoy .... Frontispiece
Basilica of St. Francis at Assisi. Tomb of St. Francis 20
Interior of the Upper Church, Basilica of St. Francis at Assisi 35
The Sacro Convento at Assisi, where St. Joseph lived, 1639-1653 96
Body of St. Joseph of Copertino as now preserved in the Basilica at Osimo 119
Interior of the Basilica of St. Joseph of Copertino at Osimo 130
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